Unity, understanding key to progress

Dennis (centre, second row) poses for a group photo with the participants.

MIRI: Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau asserted that solid unity and continuous understanding on the community surrounding as the key to progress.

He pointed that a better future was in the making among rural community, including the Penans.

“I am seeing a better future taking place among the rural community of Telang Usan especially among the Penan community looking at the overall development taking place both physical and human aspects.

“And if we choose to uphold unity, teamwork and stay close to the present state government this will become a reality soon,” he pointed out. 

“Indeed no one could deny there have been progress and changes for the better taking place and this is clearly seen in your community even here in kawasan Sungai Layun and Akah – Patah,” Dennis added.

“Today is one clear example where all of you coming from all over Telang Usan and participate in games such as football and futsal organised in a modern way. This is as a result of your experience in mixing around with other races in the state either your time as students or later at your work place. All these are giving you the knowledge on how to organise yourself and events such as this tournament,” he explained.

Dennis disclosed this after officiating at the tournament dubbed as “YB Telang Usan 2020 Football and Futsal” held at long Latei Sungai Melanah recently.

He emphasised on the need of the rural community to look and understand at the bigger picture on how the state government had planned development for an area such as Telang Usan.

“It is not easy to implement all projects as quickly as we want to as there are multiple needs or requests from the people but with the experienced Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) under the able leadership of the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, we are on the right track with clear and obvious development projects already delivered, currently in progress and future planning,” he said.

Dennis stressed that to build a village concrete drain of 100 metres in length takes the implementing agency at least a year to complete it.

Therefore what more to say project to build over thousands in kilometres of permanent tarred roads connecting hundreds of villages sparsely located all over Baram, and this is the very reason why we must support our Chief Minister Abang Johari and the GPS government, he explained.

The tournament was participated by 15 teams coming from nine villages for the football and 11 teams participated in the lady futsal competition.

PABG FC from Long Lilim won the first place for the football contest, followed by ESEM FC from Long Tepen and Telesen FC from Long Latei in third.

Meanwhile for Futsal competition (for ladies), Naftali FC of Long Latei took the top spot and followed in second place by Jenalong FX and Lateian FC from Long Latei in third.